Santiago: According to the U.S. Geological Survey report, a strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake has struck western Argentina, northeast of Santiago, the capital of neighboring Chile. It was initially measured at magnitude 6.7 but later downgraded. It is the second quake to hit the region in eight days.
The quake's epicenter was 24 km southwest of the Argentine town of San Juan and 267 km northeast of Santiago in Chile. The UGCS has said there were no preliminary reports of damage to people, infrastructure or basic services.